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Meet Us Monday: En’Janet Joseph, Director of Neighborhood Engagement

Name and Title: En’Janet Joseph – Director of Neighborhood Engagement Hometown: Fort Washington, Maryland Current town: Raleigh When did you start working at Habitat Wake?: October 2012 What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat?: The opportunity to journey alongside and empower homeowners as they navigate the process of homeownership, and neighborhood residents as they work to improve the…

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Meet Us Monday: Johnny Glover, Faith Relations Coordinator

Name and Title: Johnny Glover, Faith Relations Coordinator Hometown: I was born in the Triangle and have lived in Raleigh for 67 years, mostly in the North Raleigh area. I attended Enloe High School the first year it was opened. When did you start working at Habitat Wake?: I have been a volunteer working with Rick Beech helping to coordinate…

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Local professional builders and Habitat Wake to build five homes in one week

“Builders Blitz” in Wake County is part of national effort to build safe, affordable homes. June 5-9, local professional builders and construction experts will join Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to build five safe, affordable homes in one week during the annual Home Builders Blitz. The project kicks off on Monday, June 5 at 9 a.m., when Habitat leaders,…

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Meet Us Monday: Paige Doster-Grimes, Development Coordinator

Name and Title: Paige Doster-Grimes, Development Coordinator Home town: Goffstown, New Hampshire Current town: Raleigh, North Carolina When did you start working at Habitat Wake? October 2016 What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat? I love attending home dedications and seeing the joy on our homeowners’ faces as they realize their dream of affordable homeownership. It is so…

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Children decorate baffles as part of Habitat Wake’s annual Interfaith Build

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County’s annual Interfaith Build offers a new twist this year: The Children’s Baffle Project, hosted by Unity of the Triangle. The children’s work day was held on Sunday afternoon, May 21, at Unity of the Triangle. Children as young as six years old decorated pre-cut cardboard baffles, pieces of cardboard that are placed on top…

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Meet Us Monday: Eddie Yanez, Director of Human Resources

Name and Title: Edmundo “Eddie” Yanez, Director of Human Resources Home town: High Point, NC Current town: Wake Forest, NC When did you start working at Habitat Wake?: August 10, 2015 What is your favorite thing about working for Habitat?: Being able to live out my faith at work. What does your typical work day look like?: My typical day…

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Habitat Wake and NC State dedicate Build-A-Block project off Lake Wheeler Road

Thanks to 5,000 volunteers investing more than 20,000 hours on the Habitat Wake construction site, 11 families soon will be homeowners. The project called Build-A-Block brought together Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, the NC State community and many additional sponsors to build homes with 11 families in need. This is the largest collaboration between a Habitat campus chapter and…

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Habitat’s Building Together campaign kicks off in Wake County

On March 24, the construction phase of the Building Together campaign kicked off in Wake County as volunteers from Wake County Public School System and the community built and raised the walls for Roxanne’s new home. Roxanne and her family are one of 28,000 in Wake County that need a safe, affordable home. Roxanne is a bus driver with Wake…

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Three couples share their Habitat for Humanity love story

Each year, more than 13,000 individuals volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to give back to the community and make a difference. Some of these volunteers walk away with much more than they gave — like a new sweetheart. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, three couples who met at Habitat for Humanity share their love story.…

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Area churches honor MLK legacy by partnering with Habitat Wake

Churches across Wake County honored the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with special worship services and build days with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County on the weekend of January 13. “The concept of the ‘beloved community’ was a key part of Dr. King’s teaching,” explains Rick Beech, Vice President of Faith Relations for Habitat Wake. “His vision was…

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